The concept of “fake news” isn’t really a new idea, we have seen media outlets like The Onion, Daily Show and Weekly World News running rampant in the past few decades. Other forms of “fake news” are hoaxes or propoganda like the famous “Fiji Mermaid” or the “Disappearing Blonde Gene”. But what is troubling now is that fake news […]Read more "We Need Fake News"
Hedonism is a concept that has always fascinated me, in simple terms, hedonism means pleasure seeking. To the hedonists, pleasure or happiness has the highest value which shall be maximised against pain. Essentially, hedonists are individualist utilitarians who focuses on the self rather than a collective. So is there limit of pleasure seeking? In Objectivist terms […]Read more "The Limit of Freedom"
There’s nothing more controversial in recent debates than the concept of “border”, from Brexit to Trump’s ludicrous attempt to build a wall; to the double layered fences in Hungary and George Clooney’s secluded mansion in Italy, people can’t seem to come to an agreement on how much “border” we need or even what’s the metaphysical […]Read more "On Free Movement"
To go back to the earliest root of science, we need to look at the hypothesis made by Thales of Miletus. Thales was the first person to use geometry to measure heights and he was also the first person to look into metaphysics philosophically. He thought water was “arche” which means beginning e.g. Archetype. He […]Read more "You Don’t Love Science"
Voltairine was born on November 17th, 1866 to a French father and a puritan mother. She graduated from grammar school at the age of 12. Her father recanted his libertarian ideal and become religious, by sending Voltairine to a convent in Canada, which she lamented. The repressive atmosphere was not good for health, her fragile […]Read more "A Beautiful Mind-Voltairine de Cleyre"
Introducing the dichotomies of mind and body + Collectivism and Individualism.
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First, we need to distinguish between a piece of music and a song. Rand has devoted a whole book on the subject of aesthetics called Romantic Manifesto which she has described music as a psycho-epistemological experience. I’ll provide a few quotes to summarise what she meant when she discussed music: Psycho-epistemologically, the pattern of the response […]Read more "How to Judge a Song"